Audiobooks

audiobookiconLibrary users can get access to a variety of audiobooks using three services, OverDrive, Hoopla Digital, and the Kansas State Library’s OneClickdigital collection.

 

OverDrive logoThe library offers thousands of ebooks and digital audiobooks through OverDrive. OverDrive is convenient and easy to use, allowing you to access ebooks and digital audiobooks from your computer, dedicated ereader, tablet, smart phone, or other devices.

Get Audiobooks from OverDrive

OverDrive Information & Instructions

The Basics

  • Digital audiobooks check out for 7, 14, or 21 days. You can change your default checkout period.
  • Users can have 10 digital audiobooks checked out at one time. Digital audiobooks can be returned early if needed.
  • Users will never receive late fees—the files automatically stop working at the end of their checkout period, and/or the user can simply delete them at or before the end of the checkout period.
  • Digital audiobooks can only be checked out to one person at a time. Therefore some items may be unavailable and users will need to place a hold.
  • Digital audiobooks work almost exactly the same as ebooks with OverDrive. The only difference is that on a computer you will use a different software, OverDrive Media Console, to listen to audiobooks or transfer them to an MP3 player.

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iPhone, iPad, Android Smart Phone, Android Tablet, Kindle Fire, other App based devices
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Get the OverDrive app or OverDrive software for:
PC or Mac  |  iPhone or iPad  |  Android Kindle Fire 

OverDrive works on almost any computer or device.
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Hoopla thumbnailThe library offers a great selection of movies, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, and audiobooks on your browser, smartphone or tablet via Hoopla Digital. Whether you’re looking for a box office hit or a classic, there is sure to be something you’ll enjoy again and again.

Get Audiobooks from Hoopla

Hoopla Information & Instructions

The Basics

  •  Hoopla provides digital movies, television programs, music, and audiobooks.
  • You can only stream Hoopla’s content on a PC or Mac, not download it.
  • You can stream or download Hoopla’s content on iOS or Android devices through the Hoopla Digital App.
  • The Hoopla app is supported by iOS devices that run iOS 6. This includes: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2 and newer, and iPod Touch 4th generation and newer. The Hoopla App is also available for Android smartphones and tablets. The Hoopla Digital app is compatible with select Android devices, this includes most devices that support Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and above.
  • There are no holds lists for content. All content is available to everyone at any time.
  • You can checkout ten (10) items per month on Hoopla. View the number of items you have checked out or have remaining for the month under My Titles
  • There are no fines or fees. All content stops working at the end of its checkout period.
  • Checkout limits are as follows:
    Audiobooks:      checkout for 21 days
    Movies:              checkout for 3 days
    Music:                checkout for 7 days
    TV shows:          checkout for 21 days
  • Content for movies is currently limited to those with MPAA ratings of PG-13 and under
  • When you borrow music you get the entire album shown.
  • If a television program has more than one episode, you borrow each episode separately, not the entire season.

User Guide  |  How-to VideoFAQ 

Stream content on your PC or MAC or get the Hoopla app for:
iPhone or iPad  |  Android

Instructions for New users

Follow these steps to register with Hoopla and begin enjoying your digital content!

  1. Go to the library’s Hoopla Digital’s page.
  2. Click on Sign Up
  3. Agree to the User Agreement page
  4. Enter your email address and create a password
  5. Under Choose a Library, selected Topeka & Shawnee Co. Public Library
  6. Enter your library card number and PIN (usually the last four digits of your telephone number)

Once you have registered for a Hoopla Digital account you can browse for content and play it on your PC or Mac or play and download on your iOS or Android device with the Hoopla App. Follow the instructions for returning users.

Instructions for Returning User

  1. Follow these steps to browse using your Hoopla login and stream content on your PC or MAC or stream and download to an iOS or Android device with the Hoopla App.
  2. Go to the library’s Hoopla Digital page. Sign in with your email address and password.
  3. Use the available navigation tools to search or browse for a movie, television program, audiobook, or music album.
  4. To borrow an item, click on the items image and then click or tap Borrow.
  5. Click or tap Play to listen or view the item.
  6. If you are using the Hoopla App on an iOS or Android device, tap Download to download it to your device.

 

OneClickdigital LogoThe State Library of Kansas provides access to audiobooks through their OneClickdigital service. While this service is provided by the State, anyone with a TSCPL library card has access.

 

Get Audiobooks from OneClickdigital

OneClickdigital Information & Instructions

The Basics

  • First time users must use the TSCPL OneClickdigital link to create an account or you will get a registration error.
  • Users get 10 checkouts at a time.
  • Audiobooks can be checkout out up to 21 days. Users select any checkout period from 1-21 days and the audiobook returns when the checkout is over.
  • Users can return audiobooks early.
  • Users can renew an audiobook if no one else is on hold for it.
  • Users can place up to 10 audiobooks on hold at a time.
  • Holds that come available check out to users automatically. Users will get an email notification.

User Guide  |  How-to Video  |  FAQ 

Get the OneClickdigital software or app for:

PC | Mac  |  iPhone or iPad  |  Android  

Instructions for New users

  1. Register for an account using the library’s link, OneClickdigital website.
  2. Download the OneClick Media Manager software or the OneClickdigital app for mobile devices.
  3. Check out a book from the OneClickdigital website.
  4. On a PC or Mac open your OneClickdigital software to begin using the audiobook or transfer it to an MP3 player.
  5. On an app capable device, open the OneClickdigital app to begin using the audiobook.

Instructions for Returning User

  1. Go to the OneClickdigital website.
  2. Browse for and check out an audiobook.
  3. Open your OneClickdigital software to begin using the auidobook or transfer it to an MP3 player.
  4. On an app capable device, open the OneClickdigital app to begin using the audiobook.